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Lecturers decide to strike over pensions

A row has erupted between university lecturers and their employers as they look set to strike across the country, with up to 61 universities affected, over changes to their pension scheme.

The disruption could last up to 14 days if the plans go ahead, and is in reaction to planned changes that lecturers say could cost them up to £200,000 over the course of their retirement.

There are last ditch talks taking place to try and avoid the…

Student news round up

1. Cambridge

Sitting pretty once again as the UK’s number one university according to The Guardian and number 2 according to The Times Higher Education supplement, as well as number 2 in the world according to The Times, the ancient learning cathedral continues to offer some of the best higher education in the world.

But what about supplying student accommodation in the areas surrounding the university? Whilst Cambridge and its geographical colleague Oxford often appear near the…

The UK’s best universities: A landlord’s guide

Statistics have been released this week to suggest that more university students than ever are achieving top results.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency released their yearly report earlier in the month, detailing how well UK universities are performing and how well their graduates are performing in terms of results.

According to their data, more than 100,000 students graduated with top honours degrees, marking one of the best results seen.

It also revealed that there was a…

Universities: Is the standard improving?

Following a reshuffle of the UK government Cabinet, Jo Johnson has been away from his universities brief and has been replaced by Sam Gyimah, the MP for East Surrey. Johnson’s promotion to transport minister and minister for London left the vacancy for Gyimah to fill.

The position of universities minister is a slightly unusual one given that it spans between the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. However, that is not to give the…

New universities minister for the UK’s higher education sector

Properties of the week

Below we have rounded up our best student investment opportunities of the week. With excellent on-site amenities and boutique touches, these studio apartments all offer the best of luxury student accommodation for investors and tenants.

X1 Liverpool One – prices from £77,500

Perfect for both students and young professionals alike, X1 Liverpool One is a fantastic example of prime city centre living. The stylish studio apartments at this development are all finished to a high…

Properties of the week